The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which aims to improve the lives of people in Gloucestershire.
Our vision is that Gloucestershire is a place where everyone can live well, be healthy and thrive. We think that focusing on these priorities is the best way to achieve this:
- physical activity;
- adverse childhood experiences;
- mental wellbeing;
- social isolation and loneliness;
- healthy lifestyles;
- early years and best start in life; and
The strategy has been developed in four main stages with community and wider stakeholder engagement at each stage. We are now at the forth stage and would welcome your views.
Stage 1: Understanding the landscape
There has been a wealth of previous engagement and consultation about health and wellbeing with various populations within Gloucestershire. Findings from a wide range of these were assessed to help build an understanding about what people have already told us. Mental health, loneliness and social and community connections were key themes.
Stage 2: Informing the priority setting
Through workshops and structured interviews, we encouraged residents to consider their top three priorities in maintaining positive health and wellbeing. This helped to inform the priority setting process.
Stage 3: Developing a better understanding of the priorities
This was an opportunity to feed back to communities the priorities that had been chosen and start to understand some more detail about how they viewed these priorities. This gave us better insight into what people view are the strengths and opportunities around the priorities and some examples of positive practice.
Stage 4: Have we got it right?
This final stage involves more engagement to check that the strategy reflects what we have heard throughout the earlier stages. Thank you to those who took the time to respond to the draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. We are in the process of collating everyone’s feedback which will be presented as a report to Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board. A summary of the report will be sent to those who have responded and made available on the website.
For more information contact: GHWB@gloucestershire.gov.uk